Dating a guy who has a kid
My dad started living with my stepmother when I was really young and as I grew older I started resenting their relationship.
This doesn’t mean he necessarily lives at home with mom and dad ― although he probably should considering the way he functions in the real world ― but that he just doesn’t have his life together.
When you’re dating someone, you want them to be a partner.
While it’s OK if one person makes more money than the other, but if that’s the case then the partner who makes less is supposed to pick up the slack in other ways ― that’s not the case when dating a man child.
I have dated a few guys who would definitely qualify as a “man child.” There was the tattooist who had three roommates at the age of 35 and was always broke, the “artist” whom I was constantly paying for, because “I’m going to pay you back after I sell my next piece, I swear,” and the “musician” whom I actually married and realized I wasn’t just the breadwinner, but his caretaker in many ways, as well. But the problem with the man child is that once they reach a certain age, all hope is lost. Planning to get a real job, planning to pay their rent on time, planning for us to go on a date to someplace other than the dive bar around the corner….
If a man child in his 30s and 40s still can’t get it together, he never will. planning, planning, planning and never actually doing anything, which has led me to believe they're never really planning anything and may not even understand the definition of the word.